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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Demand tariffs are controversial, but if properly done they could work for everyone. We just need the network owners to do the right thing.

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Australia added 1.3GW of solar in 2017, and could treble it in 2018

Australia added 1.3GW of solar in 2017, and could treble it in 2018

While 2017 was a record year for solar PV in Australia, it will be completely put in the shade by what we’re likely to install in 2018.

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Solar installs through the roof, as Australians deliver record growth

Solar installs through the roof, as Australians deliver record growth

SunWiz data – and eye-watering charts – reveal 2017 was a “magnificent record setting year” for solar installs, with 50% more rooftop PV capacity added across the country than in 2016, and some astonishing growth in the commercial solar sector.

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ARENA provides $29m funding boost for world-leading solar PV research

ARENA provides $29m funding boost for world-leading solar PV research

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced it has awarded $29.2 million for 20 research projects to propel the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

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ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

Commercial development of cheap, printable, Australian made perovskite solar cells boosted with $6m ARENA grant to Greatcell Solar.

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year’s not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far…

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.

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Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Many are now watching to see what impact the battery has on the SA electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.